There are close to 2 million newly registered voters, mostly under 20 years old, so a grassroots art collective is giving Chávez a fresh look for election day with murals depicting him boxing and popping wheelies.
America's students are largely uninformed about the democratic process and US government, especially high school seniors, according to civics scores from the Nation's Report Card.
Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi (c.) greets US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 19, 2012, as President Barack Obama watches. Obama is the first sitting US president to visit the Asian nation.
The Ulster Unionist Party, once the powerful voice of pro-British activism in Northern Ireland, has turned to Freddy Mercury impersonator Flash Harry to improve its political standing.
Reflecting an Obama age, they want more diversity and pragmatism, less partisanship.